It was recently announced that Foo Fighters will be planning a couple of tribute shows for the late drummer and beloved Foo Fighters bandmate, Taylor Hawkins. There will be one show that takes place internationally on September 3rd in London England at Wembley Stadium with multiple performers and A-list entertainers taking part including Dave Chappelle, Liam Gallagher, Josh Homme, Chrissie Hynde, Queen’s Brian May, Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee, and Alex Lifeson, Supergrass, Mark Ronson, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney, the Police’s Stewart Copeland, Omar Hakim, Rufus Taylor (a Queen touring member), Wolfgang Van Halen, and the Taylor Hawkins cover band Chevy Metal.
While there will be another Taylor Hawkins tribute show taking place Sep 27, 2022 – in Inglewood, California at the Kia Forum. This lineup will now feature Led Zeppelin icon, John Paul Jones who was just added to the bill. Other notable names include Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic P!nk, Nandi Bushell, Nile Rodgers, Greg Kurstin, and LeAnn Rimes.
During Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest musicians publication, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl would go on to write about the influence Led Zeppelin had had on his career. “You have no idea how much he influenced me,” he wrote. “I spent years in my bedroom — literally fucking years — listening to Bonham’s drums and trying to emulate his swing or his behind-the-beat swagger or his speed or power. Not just memorizing what he did on those albums but getting myself into a place where I would have the same instinctual direction as he had.”
In addition Grohl would state: ” “I have John Bonham tattoos all over my body — on my wrists, my arms, my shoulders. I gave myself one when I was 15. It’s the three circles that were his insignia on Zeppelin IV and on the front of his kick drum.”
Credit to Far Out Magazine for the following transcription.